Random thoughts after checking out Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise at the Nasher. (For a complete review, check out the DMN)
- Interesting that the bodies are strikingly feminine, and yet so many of their faces are almost masculine, women so often described in literature as “handsome”.
- How’d he do that? These sculptures are mammoth, but some are also floaty. It’d be fun to get someone to describe how a sculptor gets a top-heavy works to balance on tippy-toes.
- One side benefit to retrospectives: historic name checking. It’s fun to see which leading lights of the day inspired, or hung around with, the artist. There’s a nice bust of e.e. cummings in the Nasher exhibit. Poking around on the internet, I see Lachaise also cast Georgia O’Keefe. Always makes me wonder which of today’s muses will become tomorrow’s icons. The exhibit runs til Feb. 24.